Inheritance

Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff -Fields

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Inheritance

The corporation said out. They said no.
An accident? Their charred bodies lay for weeks.
It’s not much. There never was gold in the mine.
It was everything, a chance, just their dream.
What now? It’s impossible to sell.
Then, I’ll evoke their spirits and seek revenge.
I see a lake, hotels, casinos, dance halls, I see roads and an airstrip.
People will come for entertainment and play the games of chance.
I’ll sell them opportunity and aspirations of wealth.
They will come to chase the glitter of fool’s gold.
I will reap the goldmine of hopes and dreams.

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19 responses to “Inheritance

  1. Gold of a different kind. Misery too. Great story.

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  2. Dear James,

    What a voice this has. No conscience. And the last line is a stunner.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. Your writing here is outstanding, James. The coldness, the icy resolve to seek retribution. Chilling.

    In the first sentence, did you mean “corporations” instead of cooperations?

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  4. Great tone of unjust anger. Unfortunately the little guy never seems to get that revenge, and the corporations never seem to pay the price.

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  5. A powerfully told story, full of vengefulness. Well done.

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  6. Hope is the last think to leave you…

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  7. Fools gold alright. Not a curse I would want to be part of…

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  8. Oh! This reminds me of Las Vegas. Not the back story of death you provided but the idea of chasing the glitter of fool’s gold. Loved this!

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  9. It worked in Vegas…
    Mind you, he is way too bitter for things to work.

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  10. Excellent turn around James. A good revenge.

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  11. Kalpana Solsi

    Reaping the goldmine of wealth on the debris of spirits. sad.

    https://ideasolsi65.blogspot.com/2019/05/young.html

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  12. Is it revenge? Or simply practicality – he has to do something to make his inheritance worth the trouble?

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  13. Love the last line.

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  14. Ooh. If you had included a golf course in that list I would have thought you were disrespecting Donald Trump. Sedition!

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  15. It sounds like an ancestor has returned to seek revenge by offering a type of fool’s good from gambling. Good writing, James. —- Suzanne

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  16. Unfortunately, revenge is mostly very difficult to exact. Good tone to this – bitter anger.

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  17. As with many revenges, the victims will not be the perpetrators of the original assault. You captured the bile-spitting mood well

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